Trevor Veale

Man, 63, charged after raid on cannabis plantations

A 63-YEAR-old man will face court over multiple drug offences after police seized 1817 cannabis plants and cannabis leaf worth a combined street value of more than $3.5million.

Investigators attached to NSW Police Strike Force Ensign searched a property on Commissioners Creek Rd, Commissioners Creek, 34km south of Murwillumbah, on October 24.

They found 140 cannabis plants, cannabis leaf, seeds, a stolen vehicle and cash.

A second plantation was then found nearby in a private lot at Rolands Creek, containing 1677 cannabis plants and a plantation set-up.

On Monday, police arrested and charged the man with supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, two cultivate cannabis charges and two possess prohibited drug charges.

Tweed Police said the man was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Court at a later date.

Anyone with further information relating to the matter should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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